Memo to everyone who voted for “Sandy” – That’s what you get when you vote for a twelve-year-old.
With apologies to twelve-year-olds, everywhere.
As reported by the New York Post, more than 80% of eligible voters stayed home on Election Day, and only about 13 percent of registered Democrats turned out to vote in her district; out of all active registered Democratic voters in the district — 214,750 — only 27,744 voted, and Ocasio-Cortez won by more than 4,000 votes.
But she has no time for humility, reflection…or actually taking care of her constituents.
Because…late night talk show gigs! Cover of Vanity Fair! Sundance Film Festival!
Amid her zeal to save the world with the Green New Deal, Rep. -Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has ¬ignored residents in her own Bronx back yard.
“I thought AOC would be our savior, but that’s not the case,” complained Roxanne Delgado, a local activist who said she has tried for months to get in touch with the congresswoman for help saving an animal shelter and to clean up parks in the district.
Delgado, 40, says she has made numerous calls to Ocasio-Cortez’s offices in Washington and Queens and sent a barrage of tweets after the freshman lawmaker encouraged residents during a recent visit to a Bronx public library to hit her up on social media.
But she’s heard nothing back.
“NO email or contact on @AOC’s page except DC number which has full #voicemail and no one picks up,” Delgado tweeted on Monday….
Another Bronx constituent told a community gathering last month that they needed Ocasio-Cortez for a sitdown with post office officials to sort out difficulties he was having with mail delivery.
“I want AOC or a representative from AOC to be there,” Anthony Vitaliano, a former cop and Community Board 11 member, said at a Feb. 28 board meeting.
Vitaliano, 78, also wants Ocasio-Cortez to pressure Amtrak to clean up graffiti at property it owns on Tremont Avenue….
Vitaliano told The Post: “She has to address these local issues. Her district is everywhere else in the US. Her heart is not in the Bronx.”
By contrast, he said, residents’ needs received much more attention under Rep. Joe Crowley, whom Ocasio-Cortez unseated in a surprise primary upset last year….
Meanwhile, Delgado noted the animal shelter site was spared — thanks to help from the City Council and the mayor’s office.
Making access all the more challenging for her constituents, Ocasio-Cortez has yet to open an ¬office in the Bronx….